Rubber Band Man

Rubber Band Man

T.I.

I used to wear rubber bands on my wrist. It was a habit from comin’ out of hustlin’, that’s just what some of us used to do. I kept doing it in the industry and people used to always ask me why, so I made a song out of it…[the rubber band] definitely represents the struggle

T.I. (on the rubberband)

Via MTV:

“We used to wear rubber bands to signify how much money, how much blow we had,” he says of the origins of his nickname, the Rubber Band Man. “I would wear three rubber bands, and that would probably hold $5,000. If you anticipate making $20,000, you gonna have eight, nine rubber bands on both wrists.